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senators from both parties grilled officials from the fbi and nsa about the lack of transparency around the nation's sprawling surveillance operation. signalling the defunding of the nsa's phone records. they will force the government to reveal how many americans have had their information reviewed by federal agents. this as president obama on the hill today, assured lawmakers he was hearing their concerns about the reach of the nsa and even agreed to meet with a number of them at the white house tomorrow. today meetings came just hours after the administration announced they would be declassifying the now infamous secret court order compelling verizon to hand over all their american customer's phone records in bulk. that was edward snowden's first revelation, the one that kicked this whole thing off. today we got his latest. the piece published by glenn greenwald, with documents provided by snowden, details another nsa surveillance program, a top secret national security agency program that allows analysts to search with no prior authorization through vast databases containing e-mails,
beginning 9:00 a.m. eastern. >>> nsa's top secret surveillance programs under fire. president obama and a bipartisan group of lawmakers are going to hold a closed door meeting at the white house to discuss privacy as another edward snowden bomb shell is dropped detailing how much the intelligence agency is spying or could be spying on your internet activities. barbara starr with more on this. new revelations. how is the administration responding to it this time? >> this meeting at the white house may be a sign that the administration is willing to change the program but is not going to give up on it. the obama administration under attack for its surveillance programs. national security agency director keith alexander heckled. >> i haven't lied to congress. >> reporter: while congress questions is the nsa spying on us. who is accountable for edward snowden's leaks? >> anyone asked to resign or offered to resign? >> no one. >> reporter: the administration declassified more documents in an effort to show the surveillance is vital to national security. even as a new article unveiled mor
at moscow's airport ed snowden on the move for the first time. the nsa leaker is said to leaving the airport officially entering russia after granting temporary asylum. vladmir putin has made a move. i'm bill hemmer. welcome here to "america's newsroom." you have come back for more. >> i decided to try another day. i'm heather childers in for martha maccallum. snowden has been in limbo at the moscow airport since june 20 third. the u.s. wanted russia to send him back home to face prosecution for spilling secrets about the u.s. surveillance program. instead russia granted him a year of asylum. bill: we wonder what is next. greg palkot live in london. there are a lot of rumors that he could go to cuba or venezuela. what is the latest there, greg. >> reporter: hello, bill and heather. by our calculations about an hour 1/2 ago he left his limbo status there at the terminal at the moscow airport. edward snowden the nsa leaker, is now traveling into russia. traveling to an undisclosed location according to his lawyer. indisclosed because of security concerns. he also, we have just learned, traveli
that obama surprise visits on capitol hill with the head of the nsa said it canceled the committee meeting with obama and would probably never will get that investigated. thank you. albuquerque, new mexico. . weler: we do not, president, have an entertainer. he is on the airplane all the time. when he was first elected he told the country then the republican sen -- can sit on the back of the bus, we won. i would like to see him work with not only the democrats but republicans. person,am a hispanic and they better be careful, because all they're doing is using us. want us to vote for him, and then he takes us and the behind. behind. us in the i am so disgusted. i am 75-years-old. i have never seen my country being run up like this. kids cannot find jobs. people -- men cannot support their wives and children any more. he is advocating food stamps and welfare. instead of doing that, why doesn't he put on his boots, tighten his pants, and work with everyone, not just the democrats, but everybody, black, white, hispanic -- whatever. what difference does it make what your race is? we are all ame
: we've got scandals to talk about. the n.s.a. at the very least looking at it. then you have the i.r.s., at the very least should we find out why the person heading up that program wants to take the fifth rather than talk. you have the benghazi attacks which ended up with four americans dead and an attack that lasted for hours in which they never got any help. you would think that is a scandal or something that should be examined and we should get some answers. the fact that some people want the answers, others say it is pursuing a partisan scandal. at least if you listened to jay carney yesterday. >>alisyn: we've been listening to the president the past week who has been inserting the phrase phony scandals into many of his speeches and we've been wondering which ones is he referring to. so yesterday jay carney, his press secretary, was asked that directly. amazingly, he included benghazi, which so many pundits said clearly they can't be calling benghazi a phony scandal. four americans are dead. but in fact he did include benghazi. listen to jay carney yesterday. >> we've seen time
rights. time to hit that reset button again. nsa officials say no one has been fired over snowden's abilitity to steal huge amounts of classified information from the computers. with snowden out of reach for at least the next year, he won't be giving any answersment and with that asylum, it means he's free to share even more information. >> chris lawrence. pretty incredible development. democratic adam shift. congressman, good to talk to you. this feels like a really big slap in the face, doesn't it? >> it does. and it's deeply disappointing, although probably not altogether unexpected. putin has made a past time out of poking his finger in the eye of the united states. but it's all the more reason why the president shouldn't give him the benefit of a one on one meeting. that's something that he also looks to boost his credibility at home. and there ought to be significant consequences to this slap in the face and this really ignoring of international law and precedent. >> as you mentioned, the president is set to meet with the president of russia in moscow before the g-20 gatheri
, let me just point out, too. that ed snowden, the nsa leaker was in the same general boat in the intel community where they needed warm bodies. in my day he wouldn't have gotten a clearance. i think there is a bigger problem, putting bradley manning, ed snowden, all of them in context. even though manning went to school in wales for several years, very peeve visually anti-american school system in wales. none the less, our culture, our education system, hollywood, even talk shows have created this idea that our government is bad. look at what kids learn or don't learn in school. they learn about hiroshima, not about the baton death march. they learn about the evils of slavery but not that hundreds of thousands of americans died to end slavery. the picture they get from k through 12 through grad school is that america is somehow bad. clearly ed snowden had that idea. clearly brad manning -- bradley manning figured oh america is somehow evil. and we keep bombarding our children with the idea that our country is not the greatest in the world but among the worst. >> bill: well, that's what
greenwald revealed information about a nsa program called x-key score. >> yeah, this is awful. >> stephanie: which the agency called the widest reaching program. a simple on screen form that allows analysts access to virtually everything a user use including their metadata, which today will show me watching turtles having sex over and over and over again. so that's why i just put it out on the radio show, so you don't have to snoop on me. that and the bears twerking. [ turtles moaning ] >> and crazy rhubarb lady. >> stephanie: crazy rhubarb lady is awesome. >> one final -- >> stephanie: i'm done. >> was that filner? no, that was -- >> stephanie: it sounded like it could have been. senator dick durbin. >> when you look at the reach of this program in -- in -- it enve envelops a substantial number of americans. >> stephanie: the nsa deputy director. >> the 29-year-old school dropout can come in and take out massive, massive amounts of data, it's obvious there weren't adequate controls. has anybody been fired? >> no, sir. not yet. >> has anybody been admonished? >> sir, those investigations ar
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